We specialize in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern Zaffa and Dabkah processions.
Belly dance shows
Drum shows (Tabl and Derbake) and much much more !!
We can also customize the zaffeh zaffa to suit your needs and taste. Whether it is a mixed marriage, authentic, modern or a combination of various cultures and backgrounds. We provide live zaffeh at the house or the reception hall.
Choose from a wide variety of costumes and music. We work with you to ensure you are well prepared for the big day!
We have been serving the community since 2000 and have over 20 years combined experience in dance (dabke), teaching and choreography. See what our clients are saying about us. Dabke is the folk dance of Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. It is danced traditionally in the the rainy season of Spring alongside harvest time.
The Dabka or Dabke (Arabic دبکة) is a popular dance of the Middle East. Dabka pronunciation is standard, while popular dabke reflects the pronunciation in some areas such as Lebanon or Syria. Both are spelled the same in Arabic. It is often also dabkah or dabkeh transliterations'.
The Dabke is a dance that requires energy and strength, which is performed in a semicircle, usually between 6 and 15 dancers. It is a dance in which the participants- men and women- line up and execute the footsteps of the leader of the group, who is placed at the front centre. This is a set of steps, footwork and jumps, while the dancers alternately separated, holding hands or shoulders. It comes from the ancient tradition of stomping on the mud. This dance is accompanied by clapping, shouting and complicated steps, trying to represent major life events such as birth, marriage, etc..
Traditional Arab music used for this dance is characterized by melodies full of emotion. The musical instruments used are: lute, kanun, derbabke, daff, cistros, digital plates or gnawa, harps, zurna, buzak, nay etc.
The ancient traditions of the Arab peoples have evolved over the years but have never lost their essence. The Arab world faithfully maintains cultural customs.
One of the most important artistic expressions among the Arabs is dance, in which the Dabke is the most characteristic.
There are many types of dabke, the most typical are the so-called "Al-Dabke" and "Al-Shamali." These dances begin with a melody, which the "Kawil" starts to sing, then the dancers begin to move their legs in a way that is similar to the brink of a military order.Once the "Kawil" has finished singing, the leader of the group "Al-Lawah" starts to dance alone, so all the dancers perform simple movements until the leader of the group notes that they are moving in exactly the same way. Once this has happened, he gives the signal for everyone to start dancing.
The dabke allows us to showcase the history, struggle and aspirations of Arab peoples. It is of particular importance for the Palestinian people, which, in the absence of true sovereignty, use folk culture to reaffirm their identity.
Thus, there are numerous organizations that promote cultural activity in the occupied territories and refugee camps, such as Ibdaa or-Al-Shamali Bourj as a way to give young people an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, suffering living every day, their dreams and aspirations.
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